In 2007, Mendler made her film debut in the film adaption of the Alice series, titled Alice Upside Down.Mendler starred alongside Disney Channel actress Alyson Stoner and Lucas Grabeel.In 2004, she began her career in the animated Indian film The Legend of Buddha, later starring in the films Alice Upside Down, The Clique and Labor Pains as a teenager.
Other people including actors Miley Cyrus and Evan Rachel Wood expressed their support.
The follow-up single "Hurricane" (2013) similarly experienced success.
Mendler has links with several philanthropic projects and humanitarian causes.
The film did, however, receive a theatrical release in countries such as Russia, Romania, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, and Mexico.
The film drew 2.1 million viewers, a better-than-average prime-time audience for ABC Family, and per the network, was the week's top cable film among coveted female demographic groups.